Actor Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, This Is The End) is set to appear in Idlewild's first music video in eight years for the track 'Every Little Means Trust'. The video's expected to land on April 27.
The band's frontman Roddy Woomble had this to say about Jay's future performance: "We were delighted to find out that Jay was such a big fan of the group. It is always nice to know that your work is appreciated. The fact that he’s also been so generous with his time by agreeing to come to Scotland and appear in the video was wonderful. He is a very talented and interesting actor."
Meanwhile, Jay has said: "Idlewild have been the soundtrack of my life since I first heard them in Bristol when I was 19. I was lucky enough to be near the radio when ‘You Held The World In Your Arms’ came on and it was epic and anthemic and that was it. It was like hearing a favourite band that I’d somehow never heard before. At turns, violent and melancholy and crystalline and triumphant. I very quickly fell down the rabbit hole of melody, intention, and poetry that is Idlewild’s art. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. I am proud and honoured and kind of still floored that I get to be a part of their work in any way whatsoever."
Jay will specifically be flying across the globe to film the video, which will be directed by Oscar Sansom (Biffy Clyro, Sons And Daughters).
But hang on, this isn't the first time Seth Rogan's best mate has appeared alongside a UK band. At last year's Warped Tour in Montreal, Oli Sykes brought Jay out during Bring Me The Horizon's track 'Antivist'. Check the video below if you don't believe us.
So there you have it: Jay Baruchel has rock cajones.
Idlewild will support Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls at their Teenage Cancer Trust event in London next week: